This Go-Kart is an excellent low budget alternative to an Ariel Atom... sort of

I can't decide whether this is brilliant or blasphemy

This vehicle looks remarkably like an Ariel Atom – but it's actually a go-kart. It's called the Arrow 200 and it's made by Tao Tao, a US-based company specializing in go-karts, dirt bikes, ATVs and scooters.

It's powered by a 169cc air-cooled, single-cylinder engine, coupled with an automatic transmission, and big wheels. The go-kart sits on 21-inch tyres at the front and 22-inch tyres at the back, with coil-over suspension and hydraulic disc brakes.

TaoTao doesn't actually say how much power it makes but they do say it produces 10.2 Nm of torque (around 7.5 lb-ft). It doesn't sound like much but the go-kart only has a net weight of 265 Kg.

Inside you'll find buckets seats with 4-point harness and it is available in yellow, red, blue or black. At $2,319.99 plus free shipping, it's not that expensive either. I mean it's not cheap cheap, but you do get a lot for your money in terms of fun.

I'm sure it drives better than most crossover SUVs out there. There are cheaper karts out there, there's one on sale that allows you to convert your hoverboard into a go-kart. But it certainly looks a lot better and more interesting than most karts out there, doesn't it?

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Comments (22)

  • Looks like something I’d see at a Tractor Supply store. Probably the suspension bits are cheesy and no where near the quality of a good sport side by side. However I’ll be watching Craig’s List for one that some twit has broken, buy it at a serious discount and install a snowmobile engine and CVT driveline in the back. 500 to 600cc two stroke twins of up to 90 hp are common here. Part out the leftovers online for a good refund. Rrrrip!

      1 year ago
  • Will they free ship to the UK

      1 year ago
  • I like it but want Hayabusa power...

      1 year ago
  • Why does its headlights look cross-eyed 😄

      1 year ago
  • I built an Offroad buggy (as seen in my profile) that has a kawasaki ninja 650 engine in it and barely weighs 300kg. It reaches 135km/h in 3rd gear. 😁

      1 year ago
    • Also to kill everybody's dreams I'm pretty sure that a full sized man dosnt actually fit comfortably in that😂. Sorry

        1 year ago